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the body of a newborn baby found in the courtyard of an apartment building. cbs's valerie castro just arrived on the scene in university heights. >> reporter: dana, this is still a very active investigation here on west 183rd street. this happened after two this afternoon in the white brick building that you can see hyped me. you can see the nypd is still here on the scene with detectives as well as the office of the medical examiner. we are told the wife of the building superintendent discovered the baby on the ground in the courtyard, again, just after 2:00 this afternoon. police sources tell us the baby was thrown or dropped from the seventh floor window. a man believed to be the father was in the apartment at the time. we're told he has been taken to the 52nd precinct to be questioned. a woman believed to be the mother has been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. police have not said if the child was dead or alive when this happened.
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again, this baby was a newborn baby boy. police on the scene trying to sort out exactly why this happened and how this happened. we will remain here on the scene to gather more details and bring you information as it becomes available. reporting live from the university heights section in the bronx, valerie castro, cbs2 news. >> and a heartbreaking tragedy in new jersey. evan murray, a high school player, football player, injured during a game walks off the field, but later dies in a hospital. tonight we have new information about what caused his death. cbs2's chistine sloan live in this story. parents and students have been coming by in makeshift memorial behind me outside the football field. the medical examiner says the star quarterback died after getting hit in the spleen, that his spleen ruptured as a result of that blow. for this community it has been
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a difficult day. in shock. warren hills regional high school quarterback evan murray dead after a direct hit during a game against summit. the autopsy reveals he bled internally after his spleen was lacerated. the honor student who also played baseball and basketball died at the hospital. all. >> reporter: students filling murray's usual parking spot with balloons, writing messages on the ground in chalk and praying at the memorial covered in flowers. friends say the families' grief unimaginable. >> the only child, you know. it's difficult to watch. my children have to deal with it. it's hard for them to process. >> reporter: her children at the game friday night. >> what did they tell you this saw? >> they saw him get hit hard, but he walked off the field on his own power.
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collapsed and was taken in the ambulance. >> reporter: was it contact with another player from the opposing team? >> i don't know the answer to that. i suspect so, but i can't comment on that. >> reporter: murray's death ruled an accident. summit players say they are mourning, too. some students noticed this. >> he got hit a few times, like before, you know, things got bad with him. >> reporter: the superintendent not confirming, but says a medical staff was on the sidelines, including the school physician and trainer. this woman, who is an emt and not at the game, is heartbroken. >> i am sure everyone did everything that they can. i am supporting everyone. >> reporter: as you can imagine, purry's family requesting -- murray's family requesting privacy. the medical examiner says murray's spleen was abnormally large, making it susceptible to injury. now, an organization that sets
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rules for sports in new jersey and high schools says that medical staff isn't even required during games, that this school exceeded state requirements. we're live in warren county, new jersey, chistine sloan, cbs2 news. >> thank you. there is a new cluster of legionnaire's disease that has surfaced in the bronx. the health department saying seven cases have been identified. all of these patients with a connection to a morris park neighborhood. the new cluster said to be unrelated to the south bronx update over the summer. these patients are between 45 and 75 years old and all of them are currently hospitalized. >> this is an occurrence of cases that we wouldn't expect by chance in space and time. it does not tell us that they all got it from one source. we do not know the source. >> all cooling towers in the neighborhood have been tested for legionella bacteria, but the results are not back yet.
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we are learning new details of a security scare involving pope francis' visit to new york. police arrested 39-year-old christopher cannella and charged him with a impersonation and possession of ammunition. he tried to follow a motorcade onto the tarmac at jfk airport saturday about ten hours after the pope had left for philadelphia. the man was busted while trying to follow the motor are kade of italian -- the motorcade of the italian premiere. police are looking for two men who sexually assaulted a fordham university student just bronx. morning. the assault happened near fordham road on saturday night. police say the 19-year-old wand when she was grabbed. police say one man groped her while another attempted to eggs
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post him -- expose himself. they were scared off when people approached. students say this is a popular shortcut. >> everyone is horrified about what happened. it's really sad. >> i have been told before not to go through the alleyway at night. >> investigators are viewing surveillance video to see if cameras caught the alleged attack. there is new information in the corruption case against new jersey senator robert menendez. a federal judge has dismissed four of 22 counts in the case. two of them were against menendez. the other two against florida eye doctor soloman melgen. menendez is accused much accepting gifts in exchange for political favors. the trial is set to take place in new jersey. the senator wanted to moved to washington. new at six new york senator charles schumer is joining the fight to keep cyber scalpers from beating fans to the best seats.
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this high tech trend has been impacting legit am consumers. >> those with deep pockets or the lucky ones recording this on cells phones made it in for billy joel's farewell concerts. he is angry with hackers who use robotic speed dialing to scoop up thousands of concerts in milliseconds and resell them on other websites at outrageously inflated prices. >> try to pie a -- buy a ticket, it's incredibly unfair. >> doubling or tripling the price. it makes it impossible. >> reporter: students calling for an end to cyber scalping. billy joel's can cert at nassau coliseum was sold out in five minutes before real fans had a chance. hackers bought tickets for face value, $129, resold choice seats as high as $8,000. >> through auto dialing, in a matter of minutes all the
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then what do the bots do? they sell them to a secondary website which sells them for thousands of dollars. >> reporter: as a result, senator charles human are is introducing legislation that would prohibit using software bots to circumvent fair play. sports fans and concert goers discovered jammed cyber lanes. some van heylen and five seconds of summer saw a starting price of $450. >> especially if you bring the family, you know. you are multiple times flying that amount by four people. that's prohibitive. >> reporter: the senator is urging congress and the federal trade commission move swiftly to identify bots, shut them down, levy hefty fines, guarantee fairness for fans. from the nassau coliseum, jennifer mclogan. >> ticket companies are worried cyber stalkers will snatch up megs playoff tickets before families have a fair chance to
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buy them. the crisis in syria is at the top of the agenda as president obama and russian president vladimir putin meet privately tonight. earlier, both addressed the u.n. general assembly. president obama with stern words about bashar al assad. the president said he is willing to work with russia and iran to find a, quote, managed transition to a post-assad syria. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. it breeds human suffering on an order of magnitude that affects us all. >> speaking to the world body for the first time in nearly a decade, president putin maintained his support for the syrian leader saying it would be a mistake to abandon the current government in its battle against isis. the gathering of 170 world leaders causing gridlock around the united nations. 2nd avenue is closed from
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there are temporary closures extending to madison avenue. for a complete list of all the street closures, go to our website a grandfather accused of murder. apparently wants police to believe he is dead. >> but cops say they are not buying it. we are no rockland county with the ongoing search for eugene palmer. >> i will for the rest of my life. >> a tearful apology as the woman who helped two killers escape from an upstate prison is sentenced today. a change in temperatures on the way. but there is also a change in the rain chances that's on the way. right now not too much out there. get ready. i will tell you when the change starts in a bit. a lot of news on the "cbs evening news," a big announcement from the pentagon. scott pelley joining us live. >> an unexpected announcement. the pentagon says it is pulling the plug on a half billion
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this was a linchpin of the approximate as strategy against isis in syria. we will have the details on why this program has suddenly fallen apart. that's coming up on the "cbs evening news" at 6:30. i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see it like the fall. take metro north to take in the beautiful fall foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights underground... ...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall in new york state. plan your trip at
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tools to richard matt and david sweat. they escaped the clinton correctional facility in june and were on the loose for weeks. >> this is by far the worst mistake i have ever made in my life. i live with regret every day and will for the rest of my life. >> mitchell backed out from being the getaway driver. matt was shot and killed. sweat was wounded and captured. rockland county police are asking for help in a three-year-old manhunt. eugene palmer is wanted for the murder of his daughter-in-law. he disappeared after the shooting and a massive manhunt in harriman state park. police believe he is still out there alive. cbs2's lou young reporting with new information tonight. >> we have no reason to believe he is dead. as a matter of fact, we believe he is alive. >> reporter: police believe 76-year-old eugene palmer is alive and on the lam three years after gunning down his daughter and evading a large manhunt in harriman state park.
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everyone here knows the story. >> a local legend, isn't he? >> well, now he is. unfortunately. >> reporter: the murder scene is a trank quill family compound. tammy palmer divorced eugene palmer's son and paid with had for her life. >> he shot her and killed her. >> reporter: the experienced hunter and outdoorsman apparently planned it for days, stopping by his sister's house after the crime. >> he says here is my money. pay my taxes. i have had enough. i just shot and killed tammy and give me about an hour to get away and then call the could cops and do whatever you have to d. >> reporter: police found his truck at the edge of the park. he vanished. many figured winter in the woods would kill him. it's heavily used. three summers and tens of thousands of visitors have come
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and gone and police are certain if eugene palmer's body was here, it would have been found by now. many who know palmer feel the same way but won't talk on camera because they are afraid. >> we are never going to be done with it. until we find him, one way or another, dead or alive. we believe people are helping him. we believe he is alive. and he could be anywhere. >> reporter: those who know him the best, his family, aren't talking at all. we are in rockland county, lou young, cbs2 news. >> last year a judge awarded the value of eugene palmer's estate, estimated at $2 million in property, to his grandchildren, two grandchildren, as compensation for the death of their mother. let's check in with lonnie quinn. first full week of fall. the rain is going to get here eventually? >> a lot of changes. let's show you what we have got temperature-wise thanks to the weather watchers. numbers all over the area. you know, 70s for most folks. we have an 82-degree reading right now coming in from steven in hanover, new jersey.
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that's the warmest. what i see in new york city, kind of a sun and cloud mix. the temperature coming in mid-upper 70s. 77 the official reading in central park. high temp was 78. you were 8 degrees warmer than we expect this time of the year. and the headlines look like this. we were talking about the changes. it's going to be basically a rainy week. there is a rain chance every day this week. cooler temperatures set up as well. the end of the week you are not getting out of the 60s. lower 60s for some folks. we watch the tropics. there is a system out there that demands our attention. right now not too much of anything. wispy clouds. a little sprinkle for a few folks. not too much of anything. now, the cooler air will come complements of the cold front to the west. it has some rain associated it as well. but really the better source for your rain will be any one of these three systems. one off the north carolina coast. one off the west coast of florida. and then this system, bermuda. this little speck. so south and west of bermuda there is a tropical system.
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number. the national hurricane center thinks it will get one. testimony be called joaquin. that's saturday 2 p.m. as a tropical storm. winds. we are on top of this. we will watch this one because it merits our attention. in terms of the wet weather over the next 24-48 hours, here's had how we see it. tomorrow morning leave with an umbrella. some folks don't see anything. a light shower for a few of you. better bet later on in the day. 7:30 here we are. some of those spotty showers could be heavier downpours. you see the heavy rain over the area. right now the estimate is we see 1 to 3 inches widespread around the area. we have an 8-inch deficit. it will help a great deal. across the board, the cooler air setting up. here we go. 79 tomorrow. the rain chance tomorrow. more likely later tomorrow. especially likely on wednesday at 72. dana, 72 on wednesday at around 12:01. then they drop during the day.
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i think the afternoon on wednesday the 60s. by thursday high temp is 64. a little bit of a lingering rain chance. friday 65. now we start introducing another rain chance on friday. the high temp is 65. now this rain chance starts to be associated with possibly that tropical system i showed you. we will watch it. if it's named, it's joaquin. early signs are it moves towards the northeast. >> gradual change. thank you, lonnie. so a reality check for jets fans. steve overmyer in for otis tonight with sports. >> yeah, dana, it's official. the jets are not going to go undefeated this year. as one player said, it's not the end of the world. the play that epitomized the game where they shot themselves in the foot h hear what the coach says next in sports. we are the largest and most diverse school district in america! yet we are one! one point one million students! one thousand eight hundred schools! sharing one common goal. help all kids succeed.
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. the jets have an away game coming up. we mean away. here is steve in for otis. >> by away, we mean across the pond. it's really going to be a special week for the jets who ply to london on thursday and prepare for sunday's game against the dolphins which begins at 9:30 in the morning
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on cbs2. today they left picking up their pieces after a game filled with mistakes and self-inflicted wounds. the worst on this brandon marshall play. he called it the worst play in nfl history. jets fans can remember worse. thing is, i thought marshall was trying to share the ball. he was trying to get his other teammates involved. that's what a good teammate does. ultimately, he was part of a four turnover game. today otis livingston sat down with the coach. >> reporter: how tough is it to sit back and kind of watch as your team didn't come out as fire up as i'm sure you would like to and got behind? >> we came out fired up. we didn't come out and do the right things, so to speak. we got to do smarter things when we start the ballgame. if you get the fans behind you early, it can snowball for the we didn't do that. >> giants fans get ready for the return of victor cruz.
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nearly a year, he will be suiting up. >> i am excited to doom up with o'dell. it's going to be fun. i wanted to make sure that i am 100% before i go back out, clicking on all cylinders, i want everything to be full force just to prevent another injury. >> are you ready for the knicks season? their first preseason game is next wednesday. today was media day. we saw a size difference from first-round pick. apparently, he has added ten more pounds since being drafted. carmelo anthony will mentor him. >> i think they believe in me. and that goes without even being said because i am still here. and for him to start this process with me, being the
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and i don't want to let him down. >> the yankees red sox mean something because the yankees down their playoff spot. their magic number is three. and the washington nationals have suspended closer jonathan pople bon for the rest of the season after he attacked bryce harper in the dugout yesterday. interestingly enough, harper was manager. papelbon returned to the mound. i think a lot of people believe harper is an arrogant 22-yard-line player. there are some players that think that harper may have deserved that. >> whoa. >> sorry to see that. >> frustration out there. >> sure enough. coming up next, new ferries
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how you can help design them. russia's president putin meets with the u.n. and president obama. his revealing interview with cbs news. and the details of donald trump's presidential tax plan
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news" with scott pelley. it is a beauty trend that no one wants to talk about. we are talking about women shaving their faces. it's more popular than you think. even with a certain new jersey housewife. >> what is there to be ashamed of? because i use a razor. i use one on my legs or armpits. why not on my face? >> it's not just to get rid of hair. what is the secret behind shaving face?
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finally, here at six, new staten island ferries are coming. three different seat styles on display at the terminal in lower manhattan. commuters getting a chance to try out the seats. workers from the city's department of transportation were on hand to get input from ferry riders. most thought these chairs are a big improvement. >> i think it's comfortable. and it rocks is okay because the boat rocks when the water is choppy. >> a little arch in your back. great posture. feels good. >> reporter: the d.o.t. will use the feedback for the seats. that will be in the new staten island ferries that will set sail if the year 2019. we hope you can join us later tonight for the news at 9 on tv 10/55. up next at 6:30 the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. scientists discovering water on mars. what this means about life on the planet and could people journey to mars next?
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